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When you went into labor....Help please!?

Did your contractions come on really strong right away or did they start out mildly then get more intense with time? How far apart where they when they started before they got really close?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Jan. 12, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Mine were mild then gradually got intense. My contractions started out about 5-6 min apart.

    Answer by sweetpea1217 at 5:15 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • I didnt have any until the pitocin. I was leaking fluid so they had to break my water and start a drip. They only did that because I was leaking fluid for a full day and they were worried about how much Id lost. But 10 min after that IV...BOY were they strong and NO break in between!

    Answer by Steph319 at 5:15 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • They started mild like cramps and got gradually stronger. For me it took several hours. Everyone is a little different.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:16 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • They started out not very painful at all. As they got more close together, they got more and more painful.

    Answer by Snewo at 5:17 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Mine were very mild to start and took about 6 hours or so to get really uncomfortable.

    Answer by elizabr at 5:21 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • I was induced with my two daughters and I had some strong contractions.

    Answer by kewi86 at 5:21 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • My started out mildly and grew stronger. Only to grow mild again and after a couple minutes it would start again.

    Answer by idaspida at 5:21 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • With my first they started strong and 2min apart..kind of freaked me out.
    With my second it started a little slower (more like cramps...10min apart) and I had time to walk home (I was 3 blocks away) before they started to get more painful.

    Answer by tobys.mommy at 5:25 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Mine start sorta mild and intensified. But they never got completely unbearable. They were fast right from the start, probably 1 or 2 minutes apart. My total labor and delivery was only 4 hours!

    Answer by CosmicPossum at 5:25 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Started mild and increased over a few hours getting to very strong and 3 minutes apart when you hit that go to hospital!! Oh and if you pee on yourself ,but didn"t really pee then that means go too! Cause your water just broke!! GL

    Answer by Hugeat8wks at 5:32 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

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